Cliff and I are rather at a crossroads in our lives. We have a choice to make.
We can sell this place for $200,000 and buy a smaller place with a better house but very few acres and only room for one horse. We'd be out of debt.
Or we can get a home equity loan and buy a mobile home of some sort or other, put it behind our barn, and stay here. Here, where I can keep my heifer and both horses, and we can continue to rent pasture to two horses. Here, where I'm only a half-hour from the Missouri River on horseback.
But we'd be in debt, right here at retirement age.
We could put said mobile home back from the road away from the dust and noise and peering eyes. We could have air conditioning and be able to use the microwave and the coffeepot both at once, without throwing a breaker.
If money didn't enter into it, I'd choose that option.
So wish us luck, and pray, if you have a mind to.